Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Moved on Up...Down South-ish

The day finally came!!! We took possession of our honkin' big house down south-ish on Thursday, July 15. It was just like having a new baby...except we actually had the much needed "instruction manuals". We totally couldn't believe when our Realtor just walked out the door...leaving us in the house....ALL ALONE!!!! *~*~*~*~*~*~* Monty took the week before & the week after the move off work which has proven to be a very good thing. Clearly, I have no idea how to pack to move. It was stunning to see how much crap....I mean...stuff we have accumulated over the 13 years 9 months of living in an 1,100 square foot condo. We have more than doubled (& some) our living space. It Rocks!!!! I dropped Monty off at U-Haul at 8:45am on Saturday to get the truck, then I took the 3 oldest boys over to the FABULOUS Marni & James' house to hang out until we finish packing up. We officially started lugging everything into the U-Haul at 10:00. We had major help from Calvin, Clyde, Lucas & Jon. It was like a life-sized game of Tetris for Monty arranging everything in the truck. I had that Russian music going through my head all morning. We were done by 12:30. So I went over & picked up the boys from the FAN-TABULOUS Marni & James & we headed down to Evergreen where we were met by Calvin (again...because he is an amazing AMAZING brother-in-law for doing both ends of our move), Monty's parents, Jackie & Roger, Briony & Nathan & a bit later Twila & Matt. Everyone thinks the place is great. They can join the club. All the furniture is in & we are (a piece at a time) filtering the boxes in. OH MY HECK...I'M SO HAPPY TO BE HERE!!!!!! Last night, we loaded the last couple of things that we didn't want to put in the truck, & brought them down. I walked through each of the empty rooms of our sweet, little "love-nest". I cried & cried & cried. So did Monty (a tiny bit). It's seriously bitter sweet. So here we are....Feeling so absolutely & incredibly blessed at this time in our lives. Monty has worked sooooooooo hard to get here & he has been gracious enough to bring me with him for the ride. I love you baby...thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

This Mother's Prayer

Dear Lord..... Give me the strength to do 1 of 2 things.... To love these sweet boys tho they make me crazy. OR To clean up the mess after I kill them while they sleep. AMEN!!!! *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ PLEASE NOTE.... I wouldn't really do it....I'm all talk & hardly any follow through.